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1950s USAF Blue Wool Serge Vintage Military Jacket with Detachable Metal US Pins. Approx UK XS-S (m) 10-12(f)

1950s USAF Blue Wool Serge Vintage Military Jacket with Detachable Metal US Pins. Approx UK XS-S (m) 10-12(f)

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This vintage blazer-style blue wool military USAF jacket is a true vintage treasure with a rich history. Originally crafted for military service in 1951, it then found its way into the hands of Bermans and Nathans,  a well known theatre and film costumiers, during the 1970s and 1980s. Now, it's your chance to own this captivating garment. 

Layer it over a crisp white shirt and jeans for a classic look or for a touch of playful charm, pair it with a mini skirt for a cute and nostalgic ensemble. 

Product Details: 

- Stunning blue wool serge vintage blazer style long sleeved US Airforce military jacket

- Detachable circular metal US pins on the labels. Silver coloured on the front (tarnished) / gold pins on the back 

- Front pleated pockets and large lower front pockets both fasten with metal  decorated buttons 

- Jacket fastens down the front with 4 metal decorated buttons

- Epaulettes on each shoulder with button detail

- Open collar with double lapel 

- Split at the back of the jacket 

- Partial lined at the front and inside the sleeves 

- Inner breast pocket marked with Tougas, RE and service no. 

- Label inside the pocket confirms that the composition is 100% wool and was made in 1951 using a 1949 patented design 

- Second label inside the back of the jacket confirms its second career  at Bermans and Nathan's, renowned TV and film costumers

- Layer over a crisp white shirt and jeans or wear over a mini for a cute look

- Steam cleaned and ready to wear 

- Very good vintage condition. Just some discolouration where the jacket folds at the back of the neck and a tiny bit if wear right at the edge of the back split. Tarnish on the US pins. Please see the photos 

- We’ve done our best to reflect the colour accurately be pleased be aware that due to the nature of the fabric the shade does change slightly in different light conditions


Marked inside the jacket at a 36R but more like a modern day UK size XS- S ( male) 10-12 (female) but as vintage garments don’t generally conform to modern day sizes this is a guide only. Please see measurements below:


Measurements of garment laid flat and fastened:

Bust: 18 1/2 in/47 cm
Waist 17 in  /43 cm                                                                                     
Length nape to hem: 30 in/76 cm                                                               Pit to pit: 19 in /48 cm.                                                                               Pit to cuff: 14 1/2 in / 37 cm



Shipping & Handling

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 UK Shipping                                            

We offer free tracked delivery on all UK orders of £20 and over. The delivery cost for orders under £10 is £2.30 and for orders of £10 and over but under £20 it is £2.70. A tracking number is provided for all U.K. orders over £10. If you need your order urgently Royal Mail Special delivery is available at an additional cost ( added at checkout) 

International Shipping 

International shipping is calculated automatically at checkout. All international orders will be sent tracked. Please note that buyers are responsible for any customs/local tax charges and customs clearance admin fees incurred when the goods arrive in your country so please check with your local customs office if unsure. Additionally, we cannot be held responsible for delivery delays due to official border checks. 

You can find out more regarding delivery on our FAQS page but please don’t hesitate to contact us if you still have any questions. 

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